MDJH Bus Announcement

We have completed our distribution of transportation eligibility emails to individual families. If you have not received an individual email notifying you of your child’s transportation eligibility, then unfortunately you are not able to avail of service for the beginning of the school year. If you did receive an email and are not going to avail of the bus seat, please contact the school so we can reassign the seat to another student. 

We are happy to inform you that the School District was recently advised that some funding will be available to support our efforts to acquire and mobilize the necessary resources to provide transportation service to the remaining “normally” eligible students (based on Government policy). In order to implement this additional service safely, it is not possible for the District to complete all of the required implementation steps in time for school opening. The goal is to have this additional service in place by the end of September.

The School District understands that this temporarily places some families in a difficult situation to start the school year. We ask for your patience during these very unusual times. Meanwhile, we hope that during these times employers will understand parents’ circumstances and work with them, in the spirit of accommodation and cooperation, to find ways to assist.

If you have any student transportation inquiries, please go to the School District’s Busing website and submit an Inquiry Form for your region (Avalon, Central, Labrador, Western). 

Updated Mask Protocols for K – 12 Students

Based on the current low prevalence of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has indicated K-6 students do not need to wear a mask while seated in classrooms, although students and staff may choose to wear them at their own discretion. Masks will be required on school buses for all riders. K-6 students who arrive by bus must wear their mask until they are seated in their classroom, at which point it can be removed, stored and hand hygiene completed. Masks are not required to be worn by K-6 students in common areas during the school day. K-6 students will also be required to put their masks on again, in their classrooms, at the end of the day prior to making their way to the bus. Mask wearing will not be required of K-6 students who do not take the bus.

The Provincial Government has recently announced Grades 7-12 students will be required to wear masks in all common areas of schools (including hallways), and if seated in their classroom if a one-metre physical distance (face to face) cannot be achieved. Public health guidelines indicate this will be closely monitored and if there is a change in epidemiology or evidence regarding COVID-19, the recommendation may change.

Please note, no student is required to wear a mask if they cannot tolerate it.

COVID-19 Student Transportation Student/Parent Expectations

Parent Responsibilities:

  1. Routine daily screening of your child before arriving at the bus stop using the School Screening Questionnaire;
  2. If another member of your child’s household develops symptoms of COVID-19, it is recommended that the child stay home;
  3. Parents and students must not be in the pickup area or enter the bus if they have symptoms of COVID-19;
  4. Children should be reminded by parents to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before arriving at the bus stop and before they leave school prior to taking the bus (and when they get home). If hand washing is not possible, apply hand sanitizer;
  5. Continual reminders with your child of the importance of respiratory etiquette (e.g. cover coughs and sneezes with arm, avoid touching the face, prompt disposal of used tissues, followed by hand hygiene)
  6. To review all of the Student Responsibilities noted below in this document and emphasize the importance of following all of these rules for the overall safety of themselves, their classmates, their family, their bus driver and everyone at school;
  7. Review the NLESD Bus Safety Video with your child;
  8. Review the Bus Safety Tips Pamphlet with your child;
  9. Review the standard Student Expectations on the Bus; and
  10. Review the standard Parent and Student Responsibilities found on page 1-4 of the Student Transportation Handbook

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Wear your mask at all times while on the bus
  2. Listen to your bus driver
  3. Wash your hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) before coming to the bus stop
  4. Keep 2 arm lengths apart while waiting at the bus stop and when waiting in line to board
  5. Wait until the driver waves you onto to the bus (one at a time)
  6. Do not touch the seats or windows with your hands
  7. Only sit in your assigned seat
  8. Keep your hands to yourself
  9. When getting off the bus, keep 2 arm lengths distance from the student in front of you
  10. Keep windows open unless your driver says otherwise
  11. Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm
  12. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  13. Wash your hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) when you get off the bus

Thanks for doing your part in helping to keep our school communities safe for learning 😊

School Supply List 2020/2021

MDJH 2020-2021 Generic Supply List

  • Loose Leaf paper
  • Duotangs – different colours
  • HB Pencils
  • Pens
  • Exercise books, preferably no coil
  • Liquid paper
  • Scissors
  • Coloured leads
  • Graphing paper
  • Erasers
  • Math Set
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
  • 1 inch binders for the 5 Core Subjects
  • French-English Dictionary
  • 555 French Verbs or Bescherelle (French Immersion students)
  • Dividers for binders
  • Highlighter(s)
  • A positive attitude!

Please note that individual teachers may also add to this list.

School Supply List 2020-2021

MDJH 2020-2021 Generic Supply List

  • Loose Leaf paper
  • Duotangs – different colours
  • HB Pencils
  • Pens
  • Exercise books, preferably no coil
  • Liquid paper
  • Scissors
  • Coloured leads
  • Graphing paper
  • Erasers
  • Math Set
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
  • 1 inch binders for the 5 Core Subjects
  • French-English Dictionary
  • 555 French Verbs or Bescherelle (French Immersion students)
  • Dividers for binders
  • Highlighter(s)
  • A positive attitude!

Please note that individual teachers may also add to this list.

MDJH Award Recipients

On Thursday, June 25th, we held our annual Awards Ceremony over Google Meet. We had a great virtual turnout, and students who received a plaque or monetary award were invited to come to the school to pick it up. Here is a slideshow of some of our 2019-2020 award winners:

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